Who are we?

Volt


European challenges need European solutions. National parties are reaching their limits, and populist promises are putting our peace at risk. That is why Volt was founded, a movement and party for the whole of Europe. We are the first pan-European party - we make politics for a federal Europe across European borders. In more than 30 countries we encourage citizens on the local, national and European levels to rethink and shape politics.

We are pan-European, pragmatic and progressive. Against the background of common values and goals, we ask courageous questions and make feasible proposals to solve pan-European grievances.

Our vision

Our vision is a more democratic and transparent Europe that takes responsibility for us. That is why we want a united Europe with a genuine European democracy. We want a strong European Parliament that can propose laws and elect a European Prime Minister who is accountable to our elected representatives. We want a real European government that acts in the interest of all Europeans to tackle problems together and seize opportunities. European politics needs European parties and we are making a new European future eligible for election. Now it's your turn!

Volt wants to make politics on the local, national and European levels. In 2019 Volt competed for the first time for the 2019 European Elections and led a cross-border election campaign with a European election programme. As a result Damian Boeselager was elected as the first Volt member to the European Parliament.

By now, Volt has participated in several local and regional elections across Europe, and more than 10 delegates from Volt have been elected into office.

History

In 2016, the Brexit vote and the growing right-wing populism in Europe prompted three young Europeans to stop standing by. The Italian Andrea Venzon, the French Colombe Cahen-Salvador and the German Damian Boeselager created Volt, a cross-border political approach for Europe to find new, pragmatic and progressive answers to the challenges of our time.

Only half a year later, on 29 March 2017, when Britain applied to leave the EU, they officially founded Volt; a pan-European movement and party. Volt now has thousands of members in all EU Member States. In Germany, Volt was registered as a party on 3 March 2018, and was given all the rights and obligations that go with it.

Membership

You would like to join us? We are always happy about new people who want to support us. You can find more information under "Become a member"!

Supporting Membership

Are you a fan of Europe and are you behind our idea of a federal Europe? Just like us, you think that it is time to rethink politics, but due to lack of time you are not able to actively participate yourself? Or you do not want to commit yourself directly to Volt by becoming a party member for other reasons? Then our Supporting Membership is the best way to support us regularly!

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Statutes of Volt Germany (in German)

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Internal Regulations of Volt Germany (in German)